Penn Dutch - Miracle of Christmas

Dec 4, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019

Go back in time and witness the greatest birth in history as the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA presents "The Miracle of Christmas".

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • Deluxe motorcoach
  • 2 nights Comfort Suites Amish Country
  • Reserved tickets at Sight & Sound for the "Miracle of Christmas"
  • Dinner with an Amish Family
  • Guided Amish Countryside Tour
  • Chalk Talk with Elva Hurst
  • 4 Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart for Lancaster, PA, the heart of Amish Country. COMFORT SUITES LANCASTER, featuring spacious guestrooms, indoor pool, fitness center. Tonight experience an authentic PA Dutch FAMILY STYLE MEAL AT THE HOMESTEAD OF HENRY & LINDA STOLTZFUS. During our visit the Stoltzfus family will serve a wonderfully prepared meal and share stories of Amish life. In addition to breaking bread with the family, we will be able to tour their miniature pony barn, get a first hand look at their wood working shop and of course shop for baked goods, quillows and other handmade items.

Day 2

Join our local guide for a guided AMISH COUNTRYSIDE TOUR as we drive through the farmlands and learn about their way of life. Time to explore KITCHEN KETTLE VILLAGE with 42 shops and restaurants jammed full of Lancaster County’s simple pleasures. Early dinner tonight at MILLER’S SMORGASBORD before taking our reserved seats at Sight & Sound Theatre for the “MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS”. Go back in time and witness the greatest birth in history. Be surrounded by the bustling village of Bethlehem as camels, horses, donkeys and villagers pass by. Be transported to the hillside where legions of angels descend upon the shepherds to proclaim, “The Savior is born!” Miracle of Christmas is a family tradition that follows the true biblical account of one of the greatest moments of all time.

Day 3

This morning we visit Elva Hurst, an extraordinarily talented chalk artist in her Barnyard Art Studio for CHALK TALK. Engage your senses through music, storytelling, and the amazing chalk artistry of a former Old Order Mennonite woman who offers insights into Amish culture with a story that comes to life, and lights up before your eyes. Head for home with warm holiday memories.

Departure Locations

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 6:15 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 5:45 PM

Exit 2 off I-84, Commuter Park & Ride on Mill Plain Rd., Danbury









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $150 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: October 23, 2019

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to October 23, 2019 fee of $75.00 pp; October 24, 2019 to November 19, 2019 fee of $200.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on November 20, 2019 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

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